North Antrim Coast
Castleward, County Down
Mourne Mountains
North Antrim Coast
Sperrins Walking
Whiterocks Beach, County Antrim
Murlough Nature Reserve


With a vast array of forest parks, coastal paths, mountains, beaches and much more Northern Ireland is home to many beautiful regions for walking, all with their own unique appeal.

From the secluded coastal tracks, lush Glens and quaint fishing villages of the North Coast and Antrim, to the impressive granite torr capped summits and dramatic views found in the Mourne Mountains there is something for all levels of walkers.

  • Castle Ward, County Down

    Short Walks (Up to 5 miles)

    From heritage trails, to country estates and seaside walks there are plenty of gentle strolls for everyone to enjoy.

  • North Coast

    Medium Walks (5 – 20 miles)

    Explore some of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful places on foot from mountain peaks to coastal cliff paths and rolling hills.

  • Antrim Hills Way

    Long Walks (Over 20 miles)

    Walk as much or as little as you want of the waymarked ways - the real gem of walking routes in Northern Ireland.

Hen-Mountain, Mournes

Seven Walking Wonders of Northern Ireland

With so many diverse landscapes in Northern Ireland, we have put together a list of our most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures that every walker should experience first hand.


Book Your 'Walkers Welcome' Accommodation

Our 'Walkers Welcome' scheme will help you find the perfect place to stay.

Slieve Bearnagh, County Down

Walking in NI - Download your walking mini guides

A brief overview of our main walking areas with free, downloadable guides.

quality walks

Quality Walk Scheme

By choosing a Quality Walk you can leave home with the knowledge your selected route is one of the best Northern Ireland has to offer!

Mourne International Walking Festival

Walking Festivals

Walking festivals provide a unique way to get out into the hills with other like-minded walkers and sample some of the incredible scenery Northern Ireland has on offer.

North Sperrins

Ulster Way

The Ulster Way – a 625 mile (1000 km) circular long distance walking route around Northern Ireland.

Slievenaslat Walk, Castlewellan Forest Park

Walking in the Mournes and Ring of Gullion

The Mournes and Ring of Gullion areas are a walker's paradise, with stunning walks to suit all abilities.

Walking operators

Guided Walking Tours and Walking Holiday Operators

Details of guided walking tours available within Northern Ireland, plus walking holiday operators to Northern Ireland.

      Downloads & Brochures

      Walk Northern Ireland
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      Walking Links

      Walk NI
      Ulster Way
      Northern Ireland's Walking Blog Facebook
      Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs